Currency of Hungary: Hungarian forint, today's rate Ft
The Hungarian Forint is the currency of Hungary. The code of Hungarian forint is HUF. We use Ft as symbol of Hungarian forint. The Hungarian Forint is divided in 100 fillérs. HUF is regulated by Magyar Nemzeti Bank (Central Bank of Hungary).
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- the Hungarian forint was introduced in 23 Jul 1946 (74 years ago).
- There are 6 coins for the Hungarian forint ( Ft5 , Ft10 , Ft20 , Ft50 , Ft100 and Ft200 ),
- the Hungarian forint has 6 banknotes ( Ft500 , Ft1000 , Ft2000 , Ft5000 , Ft10000 and Ft20000 )
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The Hungarian Forint
Do you know what 400,000,000,000,000,000,000 Pengoes are worth? At the end of its brief life as coinage in 1946, that was the value of 1 Forint… Hungary suffered a period of hyperinflation in the mid-20th century, surpassed only by Yugoslavia a few years later. This wave of inflation began at the end of the war, when Hungary decided to pay off its debts by printing paper money. To begin with, the government tried to save face by introducing the Milpengoe (=1,000,000 Pengoes) in May 1946, and then the Bilpengoe (=1,000,000,000,000 Pengoes) in June of the same year, but the effort failed.
The Hungarian word, Forint, derives from the word Florin, originally a coin minted in Florence. The Forint is subdivided into 100 Fillers, the name of which comes from the Austro-Hungarian word Heller, derived in turn from the German word vier meaning four.
Although Hungary ceased to be a monarchy after WWII, its former great national kings continue to appear on its banknotes: Mátyás (1443-1490), St. Stephan (967-1038), Róbert Károly (1288-1342), Ferenc Rákóczi II(1676-1735).
Current 10 and 100 Forint coin issues carry a coat of arms, and the 20 Forint coin is decorated with a Florentine Lily motif. Hungarian money has sometimes been minted in very original styles, such as the unconventional issue of square or rectangular commemorative coins, and even the issue of one coin as a semi-circular disc.
|Hungarian forint to British pound||1 HUF = 0.0025 GBP|
|Hungarian forint to Croatian kuna||1 HUF = 0.0207 HRK|
|Hungarian forint to Serbian dinar||1 HUF = 0.3219 RSD|
|Hungarian forint to US dollar||1 HUF = 0.0032 USD|
|Hungarian forint to UAE dirham||1 HUF = 0.0118 AED|
|Hungarian forint to Pakistani rupee||1 HUF = 0.5317 PKR|
|Hungarian forint to Saudi riyal||1 HUF = 0.0121 SAR|
|Hungarian forint to Indonesian rupiah||1 HUF = 47.9491 IDR|
|Hungarian forint to Kuwaiti dinar||1 HUF = 0.0010 KWD|
|Hungarian forint to Malaysian ringgit||1 HUF = 0.0134 MYR|
|Indian rupee to Hungarian forint||1 INR = 4.2182 HUF|
|euro to Hungarian forint||1 EUR = 365.2140 HUF|
|Bangladeshi taka to Hungarian forint||1 BDT = 3.6689 HUF|
|Romanian leu to Hungarian forint||1 RON = 74.9992 HUF|
|US dollar to Hungarian forint||1 USD = 310.9236 HUF|
|UAE dirham to Hungarian forint||1 AED = 84.6467 HUF|
|Pakistani rupee to Hungarian forint||1 PKR = 1.8807 HUF|
|Saudi riyal to Hungarian forint||1 SAR = 82.8950 HUF|
|Indonesian rupiah to Hungarian forint||1 IDR = 0.0209 HUF|
|Kuwaiti dinar to Hungarian forint||1 KWD = 1015.0275 HUF|